What were the conditions in and around Ground Zero following the attack, and how did officials respond? Session one of "Lifting the fog: the scientific method applied to the world trade center disaster" - a one day conference held on November 11, 2006 at the University of California Berkeley Campus. Information about the conference is at LiftingTheFog.org
Visual artist living across from the World Trade Center who witnessed and survived the South Tower's destruction, which blew out the windows of her apartment. Traumatized by the event, she found expression in art and writing, publishing the book
Fortunate, a Personal Diary of 9/11
Nate Mudd, J.D.
Attorney for SimmonsCooper, LLC
, Chicago and East Alton IL, specializing in asbestos litigation for victims' compensation and rights. Mudd is licensed in IL, MO, and WA. SimmonsCooper handles asbestos cases in all 50 States as well as in England and South Africa.
Jenna Orkin, M.A., J.D.
Founder of the World Trade Center Environmental Organization
and one of twelve original plaintiffs in class-action lawsuit against the EPA. Orkin contributes to FromTheWilderness.com
, and her work was recently featured in CounterPunch.org
Moderator: Mickey S. Huff, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, History and Critical Thinking, Berkeley City College, Diablo Valley College, Chabot College; co-director of the alternative polling group RetroPoll (RetroPoll.org
); community evaluator for Project Censored, and designed and teaches "America, 9/11 and the War on Terror: Historical Perspectives on Foreign/Domestic Policies, Media, and Propaganda.